Stars of Oliver Stone’s latest film, W, have turned out in London’s Leicester Square for its European premiere.
No Country for Old Men actor Josh Brolin plays US President George W Bush in the film chronicling his rise.
British actress Thandie Newton also appears as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Stone said President Bush “had left us in a dark hole”, but he wanted the film to help people understand more about the man himself.
…”It’s a great story,” he said. “This guy changed history. We underestimated him.
Josh Brolin stars as US President George W Bush
“He took over the world stage and pushed the extremists’ buttons.”
Yeah. I guess he changed history. You might even say he obliterated it. Or at least presided over its obliteration.
For some reason, Stone’s comment reminded me of the looting of the Iraq National Museum during the invasion, and how there was no plan (and not enough troops) to prevent it.
When you think about virtual erasing of history — the disappearance of artifacts from a place that’s considered the cradle of civilization — and the loss of knowledge, and of objects that can’t be studied anymore because they’ve been smuggled into the hands of “private collectors.”
And the Bush administration? Their response?
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We didn’t give a shit.